Tuesday, July 7, 2020

WI lakeshore counties bad air alert extended. As I predicted Mon., & 2 years ago

The more things change, the more they do not, regrettably.

As I predicted Monday, the WI DNR's advisory for ozone polluted-air has been extended into Tuesday, with two more counties - Sheboygan and Ozaukee - added to Monday's list of Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha.

Advisory for Ozone (Orange)

Start Time: 3:00PM CT Tuesday, July 7, 2020
End Time: 11:00PM CT Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan


Air Quality Index
(AQI) Values
Levels of Health ConcernColors
When the AQI
is in this range:
...air quality conditions are:...as symbolized
by this color:
0 to 50GoodGreen
51 to 100ModerateYellow
101 to 150Unhealthy for
Sensitive Groups
151 to 200UnhealthyRed
201 to 300Very UnhealthyPurple
301 to 500HazardousMaroon
For More Information:
Wisconsin's Current Air Quality
And I repeat: the lakeshore area is allowed more air pollution thanks to a 'favor' Scott Walker received from the scandal-plagued/now-departed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt designed to ease Foxconn's air pollution and other industries' pollution abatement spending. 

As I noted nearly two years ago when summer heat helped bring on the dirty air alerts:


WI lakeshore counties' ozone alert. Won't be the last.

Remember that when you see dirty air alerts for Wisconsin;s lakeshore counties.  Walker got polluter-obeisant administrator Scott Pruitt before he left the EPA which he disgraced to exempt miles of SE Wisconsin's Lake Michigan counties from routine air quality standards.

Making sure Foxconn's projected 796-ton annual airborne emissions were 'legal. All lauded by the statewide chamber of commerce, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.' 

Smoke stacks from a factory.
You can't miss the symmetry, as the WMC's former general counsel and environmental policy guy has been running the air section of the DNR under Walker for nearly eight years.

Also remember that during the first days of his first term, Walker's 'chamber of commerce mentality'DNR got rid of ozone-alert early warnings, thus when notices are actually distributed, the conditions leading up it were known but withheld from people with asthma, heart disease, and other health risks.

From the DNR this morning, by email:
Advisory for Ozone (Orange)
Start Time: 3:00PM CT Saturday, August 4, 2018
End Time: 11:00PM CT Saturday, August 4, 2018
Counties: Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan

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